This course takes the empirical research on ASD peer-mediated interventions and provides practical, common-sense strategies for speech-language pathologists to help children with autism learn how to increase their social abilities with friends. Dr. Patrick J. Rydell uses the Learning Style Profile© (LSP) to provide a simple approach that assists children with autism to:
These strategies also help children with autism to see a peer(s) as a trusted mentor and “wingman” as confidence builds to participate in unplanned social activities with friends. Five goals are offered to guide this process. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 contact hour.
Run Time: 1:16:19
This presentation will focus exclusively on the Learning Style Profile© (LSP). Other treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage as part of this training. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Patrick J. Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, is the Founder and Director of the Rocky Mountain Autism Center, Inc. and Autism On Call, LLC, in Lone Tree, Colorado. With more than 38 years of practice (“on the floor”) in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), he has provided international and national trainings, workshops, consultations and program development to governmental agencies, medical facilities, universities, school districts, professionals and families. His doctorate was earned through a National Institute of Health Leadership in Autism grant (1989) and he has a double master’s degree in speech pathology and special education with a program emphasis in early childhood and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Rydell is a U.S. Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant recipient (2005). Dr. Rydell is the co-author of the SCERTS Model (Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, Laurent & Rydell, 2006) and author of the Learning Style Profile for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Rydell, 2012) and Autism On Call Educational Series (Vimeo, 2017). Dr. Rydell has also co-authored 5 book chapters and numerous peer-reviewed research articles on topics related to autism spectrum disorders. He is currently developing ASD programs across Asia, Central Asia, and South America based on the LSP approach.
Financial — Patrick Rydell is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Patrick Rydell is the author of Learning Style Profile for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, published by Rocky Mountain Autism Center (January 21, 2013); receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Patrick Rydell has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
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“How to train children with autism to learn social skills from his peers. It was explained in a very easy and clear way to be understood.” – R.O. (Dec. 2020)
“This course was organized, concise, and full of useful information.” – C.F. (Nov. 2020)
"The Joint Action routines could work with my non-verbal autistic population - that was most helpful." – J.P. (Sept. 2020)
"Very good practical information on the correct way to utilize peers in social skills interventions." – J.B. (Aug. 2020)
"This is probably one of the most relevant and highly useful courses that I have taken on this subject. Working in a school setting with intensive structured learning environments and ABA therapy being the trend, this course was extremely relevant as to why we need to move away from the prompted and structured discreet trial methods and focus on the social skills that will allow the child to think and process what he/she is taking in from the room. This is an area that I struggle with as ABA is becoming the above all type of treatment and in my opinion, taking away from the very social interaction skills that it believes it is training. Thank you for a relevant and useful course." – M.K. (June 2020)